Thursday May 23, 2019
Photo Article - a Woodlarks training walk up the River Dee
Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - this is what I do when not writing or walking
Photo Article update from the Welsh Hovel - a sight to delight daughter Olaf

PERSONAL, UNDILUTED VIEWS FROM TOM WINNIFRITH

Our first female Rogue Blogger signs up - now we are 13

2 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42712/our-first-female-rogue-blogger-signs-up-now-we-are-13

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Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Stockopedia, Optibiotix & Optiva not trying to bribe me!

2 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42721/tom-winnifrith-bonus-bearcast-stockopedia-optibiotix-optiva-not-trying-to-bribe-me

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: shameless ramping by David Lenigas as he jumps onto the pot bubble

2 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42715/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-shameless-ramping-by-david-lenigas-as-he-jumps-onto-the-pot-bubble

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Transgender "genocide", IQE profits alert and Monkey facing wipeout

2 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42700/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-transgender-genocide-iqe-profits-alert-and-monkey-facing-wipeout

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Woodford and another £10m down the Proton Partners pan - a new valuation scandal

4 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42669/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-woodford-and-another-310-down-the-proton-partners-pan-a-new-valuation-scandal

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Advice for Andrew Monk on how to be a spiv

4 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42657/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-advice-for-andrew-monk-on-how-to-be-a-spiv

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Sheriff battles Neil Woodford at WPCT AGM

4 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42631/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-the-sheriff-battles-neil-woodford-at-wpct-agm

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Defrauded of £36 by Rentalcar/Europcar and fecking livid

4 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42613/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-defrauded-of-36-by-rentalcar-europcar-and-fecking-livid

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A question I shall put, in person, tomorrow: Dear Mr Woodford – how about you give a bit of the £37m to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks

4 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42597/a-question-i-shall-put-in-person-tomorrow-dear-mr-woodford-how-about-you-give-a-bit-of-the-37m-to-rogue-bloggers-for-woodlarks

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The analyst who said a corporate client was "not bust yet"

9 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42576/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-the-analyst-who-said-a-corporate-client-was-not-bust-yet

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Oi Peterhouse you Vermin - acting for a man who jokes about my mother's suicide

10 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42559/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-oi-peterhouse-you-vermin-acting-for-a-man-who-jokes-about-my-mother-s-suicide

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Photo Article - a Woodlarks training walk up the River Dee

10 days ago

In twelve days time I will walk 33 miles from Horse Hill to Woodlarks with 11 other rogue bloggers to try to raise £40,000 for a charity that really needs that cash. So if you are yet to sponsor me please do so now HERE. Sagturday saw a training walk allowing me to explore the area around my new home, the Welsh Hovel, on the River Dee.


I started at the Hovel. It had been a cold morning so I had three layers on. And for once I did not take my rucksack so had no water with me, a schoolboy error.


The first half a mile or so was on the Welsh side of the Dee before crossing over a 13th century Bridge into England. It is on this bridge every morning and afternoon as I drop my son Joshus off at nursery (in England) or pick him up that he says “Goodbye Wales” and then a minute later “Hello England” or vice versa.


On the far side, I headed towards Chester keeping the Dee close to my left apart from in one place where there was a field full of bulls and I decided to take a rather long detour.


I walked through woods and fields on a path that seems, after a while, to be rarely used. I met few walkers and as I waded through nettles in some places I undersgtood why. Joshua would have loved the deep dark wood and would have started chattering about the Gruffalo. In one wood the smell of wild garlic was almost overpowering.


At about two and a half hours I saw a small village ahead and reckoned that I had done at least seven miles so turned and headed back the way I had come. By this time the sun was hot and I was sweating badly and feeling a tad dehydrated as my schoolboy error came back to haunt me. But my feet were fine and though a fourteen mile walk is no real test, that it was essentially so easy, is a good sign for what is to come. And the scenery was wonderful, the North really is not so grim after all.


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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Confessions of a non estate agent & is the Corbyn threat discounted?

10 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42535/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-confessions-of-a-non-estate-agent-is-the-corbyn-threat-discounted

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 2 schoolboy errors of a desperate man, Mr Neil Woodford

10 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42529/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-2-schoolboy-errors-of-a-desperate-man-mr-neil-woodford

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: If you back fraud & evil DO NOT donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks & Woodford talks Brexit cock

14 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42425/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-if-you-back-fraud-evil-do-not-donate-to-rogue-bloggers-for-woodlarks-woodford-talks-brexit-cock

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - explaining gross margins at Optibiotix

14 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42372/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-explaining-gross-margins-at-optibiotix

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast – Leon Hogan takes a Marechale bath: Rejoice! Rejoice!

22 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42356/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-leon-hogan-takes-a-marechale-bath-rejoice-rejoice

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: a Missing cat and an attempt to shut down this website

22 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42328/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-a-missing-cat-and-an-attempt-to-shut-down-this-website

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: an endearing tale about Brokerman Dan

22 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42298/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-an-endearing-tale-about-brokerman-dan

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Of fads & Frauds, welcome to crowdfunding

22 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42276/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-of-fads-frauds-welcome-to-crowdfunding

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Richard Jennings is 100% right (on this) - sack the board at Argo Blockchain at the EGM

22 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42273/richard-jennings-is-100-right-on-this-sack-the-board-at-argo-blockchain-at-the-egm

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Tom Winnifrith: I'm now at 15.5 of 24 miles & the weather is truly dire, enjoy my misery & sponsor a rogue blogger for Woodlarks?

22 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42266/tom-winnifrith-im-now-at-155-of-24-miles-the-weather-is-truly-dire-enjoy-my-misery-sponsor-a-rogue-blogger-for-woodlarks

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Greensmith dont be such a knobhead when I scoop a placing by your POS client

22 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42258/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-greensmith-dont-be-such-a-knobhead-when-i-scoop-a-placing-by-your-pos-client

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Psst - does anyone want to buy a bucket shop?

22 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42210/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-psst-does-anyone-want-to-buy-a-bucket-shop

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Naughty naughty Lord Razzall (again), another mini bond blow up and yield, reward and risk

31 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42158/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-naughty-naughty-lord-razzall-again-another-mini-bond-blow-up-and-yield-reward-and-risk

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: chatting to Nigel Wray on the crisis of capitalism & more Yourgene anger

33 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42142/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-chatting-to-nigel-wray-on-the-crisis-of-capitalism-more-yourgene-anger

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Mr Angry on the Yourgene front

33 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42125/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-mr-angry-on-the-yourgene-front

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Not grabbing Mrs Chav's Pussy and as Julie Meyer threatens myself and Nigel Wray - how I will respond

33 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42104/tom-winnifritrh-bearcast-not-grabbing-mrs-chav-s-pussy-and-as-julie-meyer-threatens-myself-and-nigel-wray-how-i-will-respond

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I'm not insensitive to lesbians but, listeners: should I grab Mrs Chav's pussy?

33 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42032/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-i-m-not-insensitive-to-lesbians-but-listeners-should-i-grab-mrs-chav-s-pussy

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My fecking feet are killing me & will Neil Woodford's Waterloo be in Guernsey

33 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42024/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-my-fecking-feet-are-killing-me-will-neil-woodford-s-waterloo-be-in-guernsey

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - an email to my dear friend the China fraud specialist Paul Shackleton

33 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/42019/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-an-email-to-my-dear-friend-the-china-fraud-specialist-paul-shackleton

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Nine Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks update – last year we raised £26,000: in 2019, so far…

45 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41833/nine-rogue-bloggers-for-woodlarks-update-last-year-we-raised-26000-so-far

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Scoop central - the heroin dealer, the pot play & the blockchain company & Big Sofa and Levis

51 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41816/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-scoop-central-the-heroin-dealer-the-pot-play-the-blockchain-company-big-sofa-and-levis

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Some cracking news for Neil Woodford, I'm a shareholder now!

55 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41749/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-some-cracking-news-for-neil-woodford-i-m-a-shareholder-now

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Talking of Dan Levi's sweaty underpants - Mirriad has a statement

55 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41727/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-talking-of-dan-levi-s-sweaty-underpants-mirriad-has-a-statement

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Oi Neil Woodford where did £90m go in one day? And the sores on Dan Levi's bottom

55 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41707/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-oi-neil-woodford-where-did-90m-go-in-one-day-and-the-sores-on-dan-levi-s-bottom

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Minoan, be careful what you wish for

57 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41687/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-minoan-be-careful-what-you-wish-for

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: after 30 years of kissing Neil Woodford's arse Jeff Presstrip becomes the penultimate rat to abandon ship

58 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41667/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-after-30-years-of-kissing-neil-woodford-s-arse-jeff-presstrip-becomes-the-penultimate-rat-to-abandin-ship

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Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Wrestling with my conscience on Yourgene, Down Syndrome and abortion

61 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41648/tom-winnifrith-bonus-bearcast-wrestling-with-my-conscience-on-yourgene-down-syndrome-and-abortion

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Tom Winnfrith Bearcast: Brexit bollocks, the real threats to the economy, Crest Nicholson's dividend and Charlie & Lola

61 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41626/tom-winnfrith-bearcast-brexit-bollocks-the-real-threats-to-the-economy-crest-nicholson-s-dividend-and-charlie-lola

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - crunching the numbers after today's dire results & profits warning from IQE

62 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41607/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-crunching-the-numbers-after-today-s-dire-results-profits-warning-from-iqe

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: if you wait by the river for long enough...

64 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41587/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-if-you-wait-by-the-river-for-long-enough

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: maybe it really is time to call it a day

64 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41562/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-maybe-it-really-is-time-to-call-it-a-day

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Atlantic Capital & IQE you guys really are shysters & jokers

64 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41542/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-atlantic-capital-iqe-you-guys-really-are-shysters-jokers

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - 19 miles in the mud and dog pooh

67 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41535/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-19-miles-in-the-mud-and-dog-pooh

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Photo article - I've never seen this beastie in the wild before today

67 days ago

Today, I went on my latest training walk ahead of the 33 mile Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks Trek in May. BTW, if you have not yet sponsored me do so HERE. Anyhow, on today's 19 miler I was at about the five mile mark passing under the road bridge over the Avon just shy of Hanham Weir, when I spotted a small furry creature by the path.

It was desperately trying to dig a hole in the earth. I do not know if it succeeded because as it dug I had to head up the path to ask some walkers who were heading towards the bridge if they would put their dog on a leash to save the mole. Until this day I have never seen a mole in the wild before. One more thing off my bucket list I guess.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Which is most fecked - MotifBio, RedT or Inspirit?

68 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41526/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-which-is-most-fecked-motifbio-redt-or-inspirit

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Totally & Condor balance sheets under extreme scrutiny

69 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41502/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-totally-condor-balance-sheets-under-extreme-scrutiny

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: If you take tips from BB morons you deserve all you get

70 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41479/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-if-you-take-tips-from-bb-morons-you-deserve-all-you-get

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Do 13 year old mothers today still use Mothercare?

71 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41465/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-do-13-year-old-mothers-today-still-use-mothercare

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - it is all about earnings visibility

72 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41442/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-it-is-all-about-earnings-visibility

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Hargreaves Lansdown CAN'T tell its clients to dump Neil Woodford and why the yield on EIF is set to crash

73 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41425/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-why-hargreaves-lansdown-can-t-tell-its-clients-to-dump-neil-woodford-and-why-the-yield-on-eif-is-set-to-crash

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Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: from a failed fund manager to a failing one (Neil Woodford) - about those %s and the FCA

76 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41407/tom-winnifrith-bonus-bearcast-from-a-failed-fund-manager-to-a-failing-one-neil-woodford-about-those-s-and-the-fca

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: happy International Women's Day with Myra Hindley

76 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41405/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-happy-international-women-s-day-with-myra-hindley

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 17 million F*ck Offs

77 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41364/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-17-million-fck-offs

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Mirriad needs to fess up, Debenhams does not discount what lies ahead

79 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41346/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-mirriad-needs-to-fess-up-debenhams-does-not-discount-what-lies-ahead

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Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: WH Ireland is a shit-show (as predicted) but this is an industry in crisis

79 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41343/tom-winnifrith-bonus-bearcast-wh-ireland-is-a-shit-show-as-predicted-but-this-is-an-industry-in-crisis

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Photo Article: Woodlarks Training Walk Number two - part 4, through the mud to the finish

80 days ago

Having got my sums wrong (again), I was delighted when, at last, the viaduct which takes the Bitton railway over the river Avon, came into sight. I was still six minutes ahead of the schedule I had set myself and so, if my new sums were right, would reach the finishing line, the pub at Hanham Weir, shortly before the Mrs and Joshua arrived at two thirty. So I walked down from the railway line towards the path by the river. Uh Oh...thick squelchy mud, I couldn'r go over it, I could go round it I had to go through it. Squelch, squerch, Apologies to the Bear Hunt for that.

The first photo is of looking up at the viaduct. The second is of the Fry's chocolate factory at Keynsham and the last is of the pub, the finishing line. What I had not calculated for was the mud which was everywhere. Twice I almost slipped and fell into it, somehow rebalancing and avoiding a wet bottom. But it was a sapping last few miles and I was jolly glad to reach the finishing line about ten minutes after the arrival of the Mrs.

My trousers were caked with mud as were my boots. as i opened my kagool the wind blew onto a sweatshirt soaked in sweat and suddenly I felt very cold. Heading out in that weather when I had a chest cold already was not the smartest move but I am determined that this year, on May 25, I will not hold Lucian, Dan and the other merry band of rogue bloggers back as we walk 33 miles for Woodlarks. So I am training very seriously indeed.

Woodlarks needs your support. I was not the only rogue blogger out walking this weekend. Please make a donation HERE

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I'm a professional cynic but my heart's not in it, for today at least

80 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41322/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-i-m-a-professional-cynic-but-my-hearts-not-in-it-for-today-at-least

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Photo Article: Woodlarks Training Walk Number two - part 3 on to Bitton

80 days ago

Refreshed by a cup of warm tea and a slice of banana bread at Lucian's breakfast cafe, the half way point of my 16 mile training walk, as I gear up for the 33 mile rogue bloggers for Woodlarks trek on May 25, I strode on, along the line of the old Bristol Bath railway line towards Bitton.

It is an easy, almost flat, stretch and though I felt a bit miffed as two ladies, who must have been well into their sixties, caught up with, and then quickly overtook. me, I continued, mentally trying to work out at what time I would reach my next landmark.

It is about a mile before Bitton that you actually start walking alongside rail tracks.

The main depot of this small private railway is at Bitton. Most of its services are diesel trains from the British Rail era of the sixties and seventies but some weekends it also runs steam trains. As you can see below, it being winter there were no trains running. 

At this point, I calculated that I was only about half a mile from leaving the old railway and heading down to the fields and along the Avon and back towards Bristol.  This thought cheered me greatly as, by now, the wind was fairly ferocious and it was starting to rain pretty heavily. Being alongside the line on top of a steep embankment I was fully exposed to the elements.

Naturally I had got my sums completely wrong.

If you enjoy the thought of my suffering or perhaps if you consider how last year Woodlarks scraped by on £115,000 with the rogue bloggers raising £32,000 of that, why not make a donation to this year's event HERE

 

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Photo Article: Woodlarks Training Walk Number 2 - the half way point reached - banana bread is my reward

80 days ago

Thanks to a little confusion on my part, which resulted in me wandering around the area close to Temple Meads for an extra half mile, the half way point on my second training walk for the 33 mile rogue bloggers for Woodlarks trek in May, was what I know as Lucian's breakfast joint.

When Mr Miers and I did a training walk last year along this route, the sun was shining and the cafe at Walmley Junction in the old railway station was packed. Indeed when I trained by walking the Bristol Bath railway path last summer, it was always swarming with other walkers, dogs and cyclists. With the wind blowing hard and the rain pelting down, my walk yesterday was a rather more solitary affair.

You may say that the cycle path is quite easy going but for the first few miles it is steadily uphill, albeit on a gentle slope and depressingly after about five miles you are still in Bristol. But eventually you cross over the ring road and break out into open countryside before heading into Walmley where the cafe was deserted but, to my surprise, open. A warm cup of tea, some banana bread and a chance to use the facilities was my reward as I contemplated the miles that lay ahead.

I cannot say that I was really enjoying the walk, given the weather, but train I must as the 33 miles from Horse Hill to Woodlarks are unforgiving and May 25 looms ever closer on the horizon. I think we may now have a 9th and possibly up to 11 rogue bloggers pledged to do all 33 miles. I know I was not the only one training yesterday. We are raising money for an outstanding cause so please take two minutes to read why we walk and make a donation HERE

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Woodlarks Training walk Number 2 - 16 miles in rain wind and mud - Part 1

80 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41299/woodlarks-training-walk-number-2-16-miles-in-rain-wind-and-mud-part-1

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Exclusive: twit James Hurley of The Times demands an apology for calling out his false claim - he can stick it where the sun don't shine

80 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41302/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-exclusive-twit-james-hurley-of-the-times-demands-an-apology-for-calling-out-his-false-claim-he-can-stick-it-where-the-sun-don-t-shine

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the FCA must be having kittens over Neil Woodford, if it was anyone else it would have moved in by now

83 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41261/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-the-fca-must-be-having-kittens-over-neil-woodford-if-it-was-anyone-else-it-would-have-moved-in-by-now

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Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: An official statement re Cheryl Cole and "imminent" action

84 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41233/tom-winnifrith-bonus-bearcast-an-official-statement-re-cheryl-cole-and-imminent-action

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Liars, damned liars and AIM CEOs

84 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41235/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-liars-damned-liars-and-aim-ceos

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sitting here thinking about the fraudster Rob Terry of Quindell infamy

87 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41195/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-sitting-here-thinking-about-the-fraudster-rob-terry-of-quindell-infamy

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: No! Neil Woodford, this is not a fix and Malcolm Stacey ignores Anna Soubry's arse

88 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41164/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-no-neil-woodford-this-is-not-a-fix-and-malcolm-stacey-ignores-anna-soubry-s-arse

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Photo article: my first training walk for Woodlarks Part 2 - now half way

89 days ago

On May 25 I shall again join the rogue bloggers ( now at 8) walking 33 miles from Horse Hill to Woodlarks to raise money for this amazing charity. Serious training started today with a 12 mile walk from my front door to the Swan at Swineford with a slight detour to the cashpoint machine in my local high street.

I am now just over half way and have stopped for a coffee break. From memory we have a short break at c8 miles on the real walk so this is not unfair. Below you can see, firstly, where I hit the river Avon. And then the Weir at Hanham where I am now. Actually the weir is almost invisible, the Avon is swollen by rain and the water is high. 

I can tell I need to crank up the training but must now crack on as the path up to Keynsham, my next stop, gets more overgrown and muddy. As you think of me pushing on in the mud and nettles, I ask you to consider making a small donation to Woodlarks and supporting all eight rogue bloggers (I am not the only one training this weekend) HERE 

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My first training walk for Woodlarks of 2019 - off to Swineford, donate today! Part 1

89 days ago

You know what fun I have with training walks. Getting wet. Getting lost. Scrambling up nettle infested steep hills as a result of getting lost. It is all part of the build up to May 25 and the 33 mile Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks Charity walk. Today is the first serious training walk: 12 miles from my front door to a pub in Swineford. I shall carry a camera, my laptop and a phone so will post photos along the way…

The first stretch to Hanham lock is not that tough, paths most of the way although the last mile of that six miles is rather muddy. From memory, the path after that deteriorates badly as I track the river Avon.

The idea is to meet the Mrs and Joshua for lunch but the little fellow is running a bit of a temperature so I might just wan der part of the way back from the Swan at Swineford and call a cab or maybe I shall just call it a day at the Swan. I will see how I feel.

I shall post photos all day over on www.TomWinnifrith.com and I hope that with eight rogue bloggers now signed up for this year’s event in May you might think of me striding through the nettles and make a donation HERE

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: this podcast really is an aphrodisiac according to 1 listener (at least)

89 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/41150/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-this-podcast-really-is-an-aphrodisiac-according-to-1-listener-at-least

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Are you free on May 25? Fancy a stroll for Woodlarks? Or can you spare a few quid?

152 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/40025/are-you-free-on-may-25-fancy-a-stroll-for-woodlarks-or-can-you-spare-a-few-quid

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Photo Article: The Woodlarks Christmas Grotto which ShareProphets readers Funded yet again

153 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/40048/photo-article-the-woodlarks-christmas-grotto-which-shareprophets-readers-funded-yet-again

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One final Horse Hill to Woodlarks Rogue Bloggers photo - the finishing line

296 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/37454/one-final-horse-hill-to-woodlarks-rogue-bloggers-photo-the-finishing-line

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Gaudy Night looms – it sounds like murder

296 days ago

There is no actual murder in the Dorothy L Sayers novel, Gaudy Night. But as my old Oxford college prepares to throw a Gaudy, a black tie reunion dinner, for folks in my year and the two around it, the book springs to mind. It is, I think, now in Greece so perhaps a summer re-read is due. I am not saying that I would like to see any of my peers murdered, not even conspiracy obsessed loon Carole Cadwalladr.  It is just that I have no desire to see them – and I’d bet a fiver that the feeling is mutual.

I was not even aware that such an event was planned until one of the few folks who I would like to see, hugely successful banker turned businessman M, emailed to ask if I was going.  I am afraid that he must think I am miserable old coot as there was not a second of doubt in my mind. I’d rather eat my own toes.

As a sanity check, I asked the only peer with whom I am in communication most days, E, whether she was going. She too had only been made aware by a friend but had reacted exactly as had I. I sense that since neither E or I are hugely rich or famous our old college makes no great attempt to ensure our attendance and that will not change.

As you get older, your college tries to arrange more Gaudies just to remind those who are making their will to remember the old place. My college need not bother, it will not get a cent. Oxford colleges are rolling in dosh and are thus among the least deserving causes going. If they had the backbone to tell the Government to stop interfering in academic life and to go private in order to preserve their independence, they would not need to wait for my death for my support. But they have no spine, no balls.  They deserve not a penny.

There is a reason that I am not in touch with folk from my old college. I have no interest in their company and I am sure that the feeling is mutual. I used to try to feign interest and attended the odd gathering where everyone affected modesty as they talked up their achievements. I am sure that it makes a lot of folks happy and others can also remember what Bruce Springsteen describes as the "glory days." If it makes them happy, I am happy for them but it holds no appeal for me.

Why on earth would I take a day out from spending time with my family or working on the Hovel, or on RogueBloggers4Woodlarks 2019 or writing something that gives me pleasure to share mediocre wine with folks who, if they were honest about it, are as bored by me as I am by them?

However, it is a reminder that I’d like to catch up with M and E and I should move from chatting electronically to actually make the effort to catch up for a meal and to put the world to rights. That is two more resolutions for the next 12 months.

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Photo article: Horse Hill to Woodlarks: Brokerman Dan in underwear and the final stretch

298 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/37426/photo-article-horse-hill-to-woodlarks-brokerman-dan-in-underwear-and-the-final-stretch

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Tom Winnifrith Podcast: Why I walk for Woodlarks, how I got involved and why it matters so much

302 days ago

On Saturday I shall try to walk 33 miles from Horse Hill to Woodlarks with Brokerman Dan and Lucian Miers, my fellow rogue bloggers. In this podcast I explain why I got involved so many years ago, what Woodlarks does and why all of you should donate to this great charity HERE. Please take 12 minutes out to listen and then make a donation.

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A third rogue blogger joins the 32 mile Woodlarks Charity walk – now get donating!

309 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/37211/a-third-rogue-blogger-joins-the-32-mile-woodlarks-charity-walk-now-get-donating

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